Snowmelt runoff predictions for Boysen, Bull Lake, and Wind River

Reclamation’s February forecast of the April through July runoff predicted for the Bighorn River Basin is as follows:

 Bighorn Lake – Bighorn River April through July inflow to Bighorn Lake is forecast to be approximately 1,216,400 acre-feet (af), which is 97% of the 30-year average of 1,256,400 af.

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 Buffalo Bill Reservoir – Shoshone River April through July inflow to Buffalo Bill Reservoir is forecast at 700,000 af, which is 94% of the 30-year average of 742,600 af.

 Boysen Reservoir – Wind River April through July inflow to Boysen Reservoir is forecast at 645,000 af, which is 104% of the 30-year average of 617,400 af.

 Bull Lake Reservoir – April through July snowmelt runoff into Bull Lake Reservoir from Bull Lake Creek is expected to be 135,000 af, which is 94% of the 30-year average of 143,800 af.

 Wind River – April through July snowmelt runoff into the Wind River above Bull Lake Creek is expected to be 415,000 af, which is 95% of the 30-year average of 437,900 af.

For additional information on Buffalo Bill, Boysen, and Bull Lake Reservoirs, contact Wyoming Area Manager Carlie Ronca at 307-261-5671.

For additional information on Yellowtail Reservoir, contact Montana Area Manager Steve Davies at 406-247-7298.

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Reclamation’s February forecast of the April through July runoff predicted for the Bighorn River Basin is as follows:

 Bighorn Lake – Bighorn River April through July inflow to Bighorn Lake is forecast to be approximately 1,216,400 acre-feet (af), which is 97% of the 30-year average of 1,256,400 af.

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 Buffalo Bill Reservoir – Shoshone River April through July inflow to Buffalo Bill Reservoir is forecast at 700,000 af, which is 94% of the 30-year average of 742,600 af.

 Boysen Reservoir – Wind River April through July inflow to Boysen Reservoir is forecast at 645,000 af, which is 104% of the 30-year average of 617,400 af.

 Bull Lake Reservoir – April through July snowmelt runoff into Bull Lake Reservoir from Bull Lake Creek is expected to be 135,000 af, which is 94% of the 30-year average of 143,800 af.

 Wind River – April through July snowmelt runoff into the Wind River above Bull Lake Creek is expected to be 415,000 af, which is 95% of the 30-year average of 437,900 af.

For additional information on Buffalo Bill, Boysen, and Bull Lake Reservoirs, contact Wyoming Area Manager Carlie Ronca at 307-261-5671.

For additional information on Yellowtail Reservoir, contact Montana Area Manager Steve Davies at 406-247-7298.